Leading Scottish health charity launches search for Chair to support ambitious growth plans

Jane-Claire Judson (CEO Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland)

SCOTLAND’S leading health charity, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland today (5th March) launched the search for a new Chair to join its experienced board.  

The new Chair will join at an exciting time for the organisation, which recently set out its No Life Half Lived strategic goals for the next five years. The charity aims to reach 175, 000 people living with the conditions it supports per year by 2028 via its community healthcare and support services model. 

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is committed to uncovering the true picture of how many people in Scotland need support to manage their chest, heart, stroke and Long Covid conditions, campaigning to ensure they get the Right to Rehab, and securing the funding needed to provide more services, growing its income from £10m to £15m by 2028.    

Chief Executive of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, Jane-Claire Judson, said: “Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland has been supporting people living with our conditions for 125 years.  Throughout that time the organisation has adapted to support the changing needs of people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions. 

“Now is no different.  Last year, we carried out our biggest ever survey of people living with our conditions, and discovered they are struggling to access the support they need. They feel lonely and scared and want and need practical advice and rehabilitation support and information a throughout their recovery journey.  

“We are looking for a Chair to join the board of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland to realise our ambitious strategic aims and to support the 1 in 5 people in Scotland living with our conditions. This is a very exciting time for the charity, and we are looking for an exceptional Chair to work with our CEO and Board a to ensure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.” 

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is working in partnership with executive search firm, Aspen People, to fill this role. To find out more about Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and the Chair application process visit Become our Chair – Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (chss.org.uk)

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